's checkbooks. it has a budget deficit of more than $200 million. snyder says immediate action is needed to make sure essential services is provided. >>> trouble getting through the holiday season? you are not alone. psychiatrist dr. keith ablow is giving us advice. thank you for joining us. >> it's a pleasure. >> the holidays could be happy times especially this year can be a tough time for folks. let's take a look at some of the responses that people e-mailed in so you can talk about it. my son passed away december 31st, 2009. i felt numb that christmas but had to stay strong for my grand kids. this year i can tell my emotions are gone. i am not happy, sad, i am nothing. will this feeling ever go away? >> the answer is it certainly can. you are already having feelings. you miss your son. if you follow the love and you think to yourself, my grand kids still need me, where am i getting this idea that's not the case. you are not done with your life. you still have challenges ahead of you and people who care about you. don't go this alone. i always wonder why people aren't seeking out a therapist.